Daddy Yankee Among This Year’s 24 Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees

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12 Mar 2019 | Spotlight

Daddy Yankee is thisclose to entering a special hall…

The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF) has announced the 24 songwriters and composers nominated this year for induction into the esteemed hall, with the 42-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar making the list.

Daddy Yankee

Celebrating some of the greatest Latin performers, lyricists and musicians, this year’s diverse list of nominees also includes romantic crooner Pablo Milanes, salsa icon Ruben Blades, rapper Ivy Queen, and Selena’s singer-songwriter brother A.B. Quintanilla.

New LSHOF President, Delia Orjuela, emphasized in a statement that “being inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame at the La Musa Awardsis one of the highest honors a songwriter can receive.” She added, “It is a remarkable event where the entire industry comes together and recognizes the life’s work of Latino songwriters and composers who have enriched and inspired generations with their invaluable musical gems.”

Only six of the 24 nominees will be selected for induction into the Hall of Fame, who will be honored at the 7th Annual La Musa Awards on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the James L. Knight Centerin Miami.

Voting is open to the public and will run until midnight April 15. The 2019 inductees will be revealed at noon on Monday, May 6. You can vote for your favorite composer here. 

See the complete 2019 Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees below.


Alejandro Lerner (Argentina)
Erasmo Carlos (Brazil)
Pablo Milanés (Cuba)
Ivy Queen (Puerto Rico)
Mario Quintero Lara – (Mexico)
Ruben Blades (Panama)
Willie Colón (Puerto Rico)
Daddy Yankee (Puerto Rico)
Johnny Pacheco (Dominican Republic)
José María Cano (Spain)
Joan Manuel Serrat (Spain)
Oscar D’ León (Venezuela)


Chico Navarro (Argentina)
Michael Sullivan (Brazil)
Fabio Alonso Salgado “Estéfano” (Colombia)
Armando Larrinaga (Cuba)
Carlos Lara (Mexico)
José Antonio Rodríguez (Dominican Republic)
Yoel Henríquez (Puerto Rico)
Luis Gómez Escolar (Spain)
A.B. Quintanilla (USA)
José Enrique Sarabia  “Chelique” (Venezuela)
Andrés Castro (Colombia)
Guadalupe García García (Cuba)

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